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Unilever Makes Major Move by Disclosing Fragrance Ingredients to Consumers

by Chryso D'Angelo, February 27 2017, 0 Comments
On February 7, UK consumer goods giant Unilever announced a new transparency initiative. The company will voluntary disclose the fragrance ingredients included in its products (down to 0.01 percent of the product formulation). This is exciting news for anyone concerned...

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Kids’ Halloween Makeup is Toxic? Scary!

by Chryso D'Angelo, October 29 2016, 0 Comments
 Copyright: pxhidalgo / 123RF Stock Photo Witches, ghosts and goblins, oh my! Halloween is a great time for children (and adults) to show off their creativity by transforming themselves into someone (or something) else. Oftentimes, a common element of many...

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Chryso’s Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Sunscreen

by Chryso D'Angelo, June 23 2016, 0 Comments
  Photo courtesy: pixabay.com When the heat index goes up, everyone's bound to spend more time outdoors. And while it’s sort of a drag to apply and reapply sunscreen (the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends every two hours or after...

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Chryso’s Beauty Buys: Deodorant

by Chryso D'Angelo, May 04 2016, 0 Comments
The weather is heating up (collective hooray!). That means more time enjoying the outdoors and…sweating. While smelling fresh is my priority, so is using products that are safe for my body. That means staying away from potentially harmful chemicals that...

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Chryso’s Beauty Buys: Study reports decrease in harmful chemicals after teens switch cosmetics

by Chryso D'Angelo, March 22 2016, 0 Comments
One hundred teen girls in California switched cosmetics for three days and saw a significant drop in potentially hazardous chemicals in their bodies, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle...

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Chryso's Beauty Buys: The New Hazard To Look For in Nail Polish

by Chryso D'Angelo, December 24 2015, 0 Comments
What girl doesn’t love to glam up her digits with a shiny coat of polish? And these days there are so many adorable options to consider. Leading the pack are chrome and metallic colors, pastels, royal blue and matte black....

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Chryso’s Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Holiday Shopping Edition

by Chryso D'Angelo, November 18 2015, 0 Comments
It's that time of year again! (Lean in, and don't hate)...I actually got a jump start on my holiday shopping. In fact, I may be done before Thanksgiving! I'm not trying to boast...but I can't help it. I have never...

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Chryso’s Beauty Buys: TSA-Friendly Beauty Products

by Chryso D'Angelo, July 29 2015, 0 Comments
My family loves to travel, but packing up all the essentials and then going through security checkpoints can be a bit frazzling (especially with two small children in tow). Like many travelers these days, you may choose only a carry-on...

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Chryso's Beauty Buys: Sunscreen

by Chryso D'Angelo, June 17 2015, 0 Comments
Now that the weather has gotten warmer and sunnier throughout the U.S. (woohoo!), you’re probably spending more time outdoors. I know I am! Whether you’re at the shore, the pool or even running an errand, it’s crucial that you protect your skin....

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New Bill Could Lead To Safer Beauty Products

by Chryso D'Angelo, June 10 2015, 0 Comments
  Photo by Courtney Rhodes NO PRODUCT SAFETY REGULATIONS NOW On average, women use 12 personal care products each day, exposing themselves to 168 chemical ingredients, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Men use about half of the number,...

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Chryso's Beauty Buys: Conditioner

by Chryso D'Angelo, April 29 2015, 1 Comment
I never realized how many options are available when it comes to conditioners until I started my research for this post. You can choose an eco-friendly, natural conditioner (see my reviews below). You can choose a cleansing conditioner (that means...

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Chryso's Beauty Buys: Exfoliant

by Chryso D'Angelo, March 18 2015, 0 Comments
Everyone wants awesome skin. But the elements (sun, wind, pollution) as well as dry heat used over the winter months, plus natural aging can make skin look dry and dull. Working an exfoliator into your beauty routine can help. While...

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Chryso's Beauty Buys: Deodorant

by Chryso D'Angelo, February 09 2015, 1 Comment
I try to use as many natural products as possible since I'm interested in a healthy lifestyle and green living. But I DO NOT WANT TO SMELL! So, when it comes to choosing a deodorant, I choose wisely! For the...

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Chryso’s Beauty Guide: New Year, New You!

by Chryso D'Angelo, January 04 2015, 0 Comments
The New Year is a great opportunity to try to get healthier and make a commitment to use safe cosmetics. Whether you’ve just started exploring eco-friendly product options, or it’s second-nature, there are loads of new and fun goodies in...

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Chryso’s Beauty Buys: Holiday Shopping Edition

by Chryso D'Angelo, November 26 2014, 0 Comments
Doesn’t it seem as though the holiday season is officially in full swing as soon as you swallow your last bite of yummy Thanksgiving Day stuffing? Lucky for you, I’ve been doing my beauty homework and I’ve come up with...

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Are Beloved Brands Making You Sick? Breast Cancer Awareness Month Special Coverage

by Chryso D'Angelo, October 15 2014, 0 Comments
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is the world’s largest and most profitable consumer products company. In fact, the mega-corporation made more than $83 billion in 2013 alone. Boasting names like Cascade, Bounty, Pampers, and Tide, every household has likely used at...

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Bronzer

by Chryso D'Angelo, September 24 2014, 3 Comments
  Here in the North East, the air has turned crisp. I wear a shawl over my bare arms as I write this—refusing to get into a long-sleeve shirt just yet.The nights are getter shorter and that sun-kissed glow is...

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Lipstick

by Chryso D'Angelo, August 06 2014, 0 Comments
With fall right around the corner, our wondering eyes are already looking to the hottest cool-air fashions and makeup trends being featured in this month’s glossy magazines and on Web sites and blogs. When it comes to clothing and accessories,...

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Finding a ‘Green’ Salon in Your Hood

by Chryso D'Angelo, July 02 2014, 0 Comments
More and more hair and beauty salons are greening their spaces by producing less waste and recycling and repurposing, thanks to Green Circle Salons (GCS). The Toronto-based company was founded in 2009 by President and CEO Shane Price, who says...

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Mineral Makeup Solves Sensitive Skin Issue

by Chryso D'Angelo, March 26 2014, 0 Comments
When the makeup on the market is irritating your skin, how hard could it be to disregard it all and make your own? That’s a question Canadian mother-daughter team Diane Peterson and Jennifer MacDougall, founders of Earth Lab Cosmetics, asked...

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Mineral Makeup Made in the U.S.A.

by Chryso D'Angelo, January 22 2014, 0 Comments
“When I learned about all the chemicals in the products I was using, products I used on my own babies…I got really angry,” says Krissy Ferro of Ferro Cosmetics. “Certain companies make an entirely different formula for their European market,...

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Healthy Homemade Makeup & Skin Care

by Chryso D'Angelo, November 13 2013, 1 Comment
Face it. Choosing the wrong makeup or skin care product can cause breakouts, blotches, and dryness. But forget about what’s visible. If the beauty products you’re using are wreaking that much havoc on the surface, what could be happening beneath...

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Chryso's Beauty Buys Archive

by Chryso D'Angelo, June 11 2011, 0 Comments
Chryso has been writing for EcoPlum since 2008! As we continue to transition to our new platform, you can find her older articles on our legacy site here.

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